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Audi has introduced the new 2012 S6 and S6 Avant models ahead of their public debut at the Frankfurt motor show in two weeks.

Powered by a twin-turbo 4.0 liter TFSI V8 the S6/S6 Avant comes with 420 PS (309 kW / 414 bhp) and 550 Nm (405.66 lb-ft) of constant torque between 1,400 and 5,300 rpm coupled to a 7-speed S-tronic transmission. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint comes in at 4.8 seconds while top speed is an electronically-governed 250 km/h (155 mph).

Average fuel economy on the (quattro) all-wheel drive S6 is 9.7 liters/100 km while just slightly more for the S6 Avant - 9.8 liters/100 km. That consumption figure is achieved through the use of energy recuperation, a stop-start system as well as a cylinder management system that shuts down four of the cylinders under partial load.

The chassis gets an air suspension with variable damping up to 10 mm while 19-inch wheels are standard with options on a range of 19- and 20-inch rim/tire combinations.

The interior comes with a leather sport steering wheel and paddle shifters in brushed aluminum. A finish in Pearl Nappa leather and Alcantara comes standard with finer leathers available as options.

Check out the press release for full details.

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